Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on DIY Deer Glitter Canvas Tutorial

DIY Deer Glitter Canvas Tutorial

I love when something turns out exactly how I envision it.  That’s how I feel about my new deer canvas.  I’ve been planning it in my mind for several weeks and finally had some time yesterday to actually do it.  Take a peek and see you can make your own!

Here he is close up.  Cute, huh?!?

Okay, ready to make your own?  It’s easy, I promise.

Grab a canvas.  I actually used one that I had originally bought to use for my Grandparents’ Plaques.  The canvas didn’t turn out at all so I’ve been holding onto it to reuse.  I gave the canvas two coats of spray paint to cover up my previous “work”.  Then I used my Silhouette to cut out my design vinyl.  If you have a Silhouette, here’s how you do that.

Pick an image from the online store.  I used patterned baby deer.  Open it in your Silhouette Studio.

You will need to ungroup the images so right click on the image and click ungroup.  It will separate the deer into four images.

Delete each layer and you’re left with a single adorable deer.  Then resize it to what you need and cut it out on some vinyl.

Next attach the “negative” of your vinyl to the canvas.  Then add some glue.  I used plain ‘ole Elmer’s school glue but Mod Podge would work fine and I imagine spray adhesive would work too.  Then liberally apply your glitter.  I basically dumped a giant bottle of glitter on the canvas and was surprised at how little I really needed.  Then I placed my canvas in a baking sheet to shake off the extra glitter.  I actually made very little mess.  🙂  Take off the vinyl (I did this immediately) and you’re finished!

I used some hairspray to “set” the glitter.
You’re left with an absolutely adorable glitter deer!

If you don’t have a Silhouette, don’t fret!  You can easily find an image on the internet, print it out and then use an x-acto knife to cut it out on some contact paper or vinyl.  Easy!

I’ll be back in a couple of weeks to show you how I made my Noel Garland!!

See you soon!